Hello! I am currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Computing and Information. I teach courses on archives and records management in the Master of Library and Information Science program. I am also the Chair of the Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series, which offers public programming related to archives, records, and the impact of recordkeeping on society. In addition to my work at Pitt, I serve on the Board of Directors for Prototype PGH, a nonprofit dedicated to building gender and racial equity in technology and entrepreneurship.
Broadly, I am curious about the various roles that records and documentation play in the lives of individuals and communities, and this curiosity motivates my teaching and scholarship. Specifically, I am interested in archival projects outside of institutional archival settings, such as personal and community archives, and how professional archivists engage with these projects. These interests have roots in my dissertation, which explored archival treatments of personal records, particularly those that have been created in complex socio-technical systems.

I also engage in collaborative research and programming related to digital stewardship and sustainability, and digital and data literacies, employing arts-based approaches to studying and teaching data analysis and visualization. My classroom instruction draws from these current projects, as well as from my background working as an archivist and project coordinator in cultural heritage organizations.
In addition to my work in the information sciences, I have worked in book and record stores, for a major yarn company's design team, for a youth mentoring program, in a country club golf course snack shop, and as a dog walker. These experiences have contributed, in both straightforward and unexpected ways, to the work I do today. I still pride myself on my ability to knit any sweater I want.

The menu on the far left side of this page will direct you to more detailed documentation of my major projects and activities. Other work is documented in my CV

If you’d like to get in touch: